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McKinley climbers honoring fallen veterans forced to turn back

McKinley climbers honoring fallen veterans forced to turn back

View Photo Gallery » A CH-47F Chinook helicopter from D Company, 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment sits on Kahiltna Glacier April 27, 2015, at the 7,000-foot low base camp for climbers attempting to summit Mount McKinley. John Pennell/U.S. Army Lightbox link Lightbox link Related Northern Warfare Training Center tests troops' mettle in harshest conditions Trying to shoot straight in combat is tough even under the best conditions. Add in mountainous terrain, and the degree of difficulty jumps dramatically. Alaska's open road: Spotting moose and McKinley on motorcycles Our quest was emblazoned on the T-shirts we were given before we left for Alaska: “8 men, 4 highways, 5 days, 865 miles.” On motorcycles. GALLERY Army teams puts arctic training to use in Mount McKinley summit attempt While some people see climbing mountains as an expensive risk, two teams of soldiers are ...

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